The London Stock Exchange is developing a new market solution to accelerate the availability of financing for projects that will support a just transition to a low-carbon economy. The goal is to address two major challenges: access to capital at scale for the development of new climate projects worldwide; and primary market access to a long-term supply of high-quality carbon cre
Oxford Nanopore’s co-founder and CEO Dr Gordon Sanghera describes why the company’s IPO was both “timely and natural” and supports the company’s ambitious growth plans.
ESG data and disclosure: a new tool for issuers
The number and scale of investors demanding greater disclosure of ESG-related data and integrating ESG into their capital allocation decision making continues to gather pace around the world.
The BlackRock Global Client Sustainable Investing Survey indicated that investors plan to
The landscape of IPO opportunities for ambitious, growth-hungry Indian companies is set to change dramatically once India’s forthcoming Direct Overseas Listing Policy is introduced.
This new policy will allow Indian incorporated companies to list on select overseas stock exchanges by issuing their common equity shares to overs
IOB’s diversity and flexibility helps investors respond to market uncertainty
Every portfolio manager will consider an investment idea from many angles before moving to implementation. In unpredictable market conditions, most will pay particularly close attention to their choice of vehicle for the idea, assessing room for manoeuvre should circumstances change. So far in 2020, portfolio
An Alabama-based oil and gas company that raised nearly $800m in equity and completed 11 acquisitions with a value of $1.8bn in 3 years. A San Francisco-founded payments technology company that has provided a profitable exit for its market leading VC investors, while also making strategic acquisitions. A New York-based life sciences company which raised $50m and less than two years later
London Stock Exchange announces the establishment of the Sustainable Bond Market Advisory Group Advisory Group will act as a consultative body for London Stock Exchange on developments in sustainable finance Follows the recent expansion of London Stock Exchange’s sustainable finance offering including new companies eligible for Green Economy Mark and the launch of sustainability-linked bonds
Despite the market turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies listed on London’s markets have had continued access capital - not only to strengthen their working capital requirements but also to drive innovation and fund growth. The technology and healthcare sectors have been prominent in their activity.
In the first half of 2020, companies have raised £23.7bn in IPO and
The Green Economy Mark, first introduced in 2019, highlights companies and investment funds listed on all segments of London Stock Exchange’s Main Market and AIM that are driving the global green economy. To qualify for the Green Economy Mark, companies and funds must generate 50% or more of their total annual revenues from green activities. In 2020, there are 86 issuers, including 23 closed-
It has been an unprecedented six months.
Flexibility, speed and resilience were the hallmarks of London’s initial response during the testing period of February and March, with extreme levels of volatility and record numbers of trades.
London’s markets remained open and robust in the face of these extreme conditions. But at the time, there were questions about how the capital
We are pleased to share LSEG’s Quarterly Debt Capital Markets (DCM) update for Q2 2020. The update provides a review of global DCM activity and key highlights from London Stock Exchange, including how our markets are reacting to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how we can support your
As part of the newly agreed partnership between London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and Wind, the largest financial markets data provider in China, the Alderman William Russell, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of City of London, LSEG, KWM, Schroders and Barclays discuss the varied products available for global investors in London and the innovation that the market continues to offer.
Maximise your visibility on the newly enhanced londonstockexchange.com site
London Stock Exchange’s website has been enhanced to give it a fresh look and feel and to deliver a better user experience. We’ve created a new personal investing section and implemented enhanced data and search with dynamically updated market data pages, heatmaps and powerful price and instrument search
London Stock Exchange welcomes the launch of the Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles, administered by ICMA Sustainable Bond Market eligibility criteria updated to allow Sustainability-Linked Bonds to be admitted under the dedicated Issuer-Level Segment Allows for differentiation between
25 years ago, AIM was launched to provide a platform for growth companies to raise equity capital. In that time over 3,800 companies, operating in 79 countries around the world, have raised £118bn of capital, making AIM the most successful growth market in the world.
To mark this occasion, we’ve published a report looking at AIM’s achievements, including research from Grant Thornton on
We’ve worked with partners and contacts from across the London capital markets community to bring together content and insights to support our issuers through the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Take a look at our page ‘Navigating the New World’ to find details of videos, blogs and webinars covering a wide range of topics
As outlined in our technical update titled “Launch of the Sustainable Bond Market”, London Stock Exchange announced the launch of its expanded Sustainable Bond Market (SBM) in October 2019.
SBM offers dedicated segments for social and sustainability bonds, in addition to
In a consolidated market notice published on 01 May 2020, the Bank of England (BoE) updated its Corporate Bond Purchase Scheme (CBPS) eligibility criteria to allow the BoE the discretion to include securities admitted to multilateral trading facilities operated by recognised stock exchanges regulated in the EEA.
This updated criteria provides a route for the BoE to include
The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shock waves through the global economy and forced huge changes to the way individuals, companies and nations live and work.
It has been a truly testing period. The markets have experienced significant volatility, showing a steepest-ever fall of 30% from peak to trough in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250. In the week that followed the UK lockdown there were 2.9m
Ivan Gilmore, Head of Exchange Traded Products & Global Product Development, London Stock Exchange writes that with the ETF market having just celebrated its 20th anniversary in Europe, it is a good time to reflect on what the ecosystem is currently delivering for ETF investors.
ETFs have become widely adopted across the globe with investors looking to utilise the ETF ‘wrapper’ to
How do you build and grow a market? At London Stock Exchange, our approach has always been guided by our four pillars: innovation; partnership; integrity; and excellence. Over the 20 years since we welcomed our first Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), we’ve applied these principles to the continually developing needs of issuers and investors in this fast-moving market. Today, with a 22%
The London listed investment fund market is more than 150 years old and provides investors exposure to a broad range of geographies and asset classes via a single listed investment fund.
What is a closed-end investment fund? Watch our short film to find out.
Listed investment funds are actively managed, closed-end structures with shares listed and